Wednesday, March 20, 2013

leslierahye's Hippity Hoppity Steampunk Spring Blog Hop 2013

Hello everyone, and welcome to leslierahye's blog hop featuring a combination of Spring and steampunk.  I can hardly believe Spring is just around the corner.  Here, in the Mid-South, the trees are already blooming, and the allergies are already kicking up.  But Spring also brings new beginnings and new growth.  So, in honor of Spring, I made this cute little card featuring an Easter Garden full of Easter eggs.  Mr. Chocolate Bunny is keeping careful watch over the eggs, waiting for more baby chocolate bunnies to hatch.

I began with a pre-folded ivory card and covered the front with a piece of Prima paper from the Craftsman collection.

I ran a piece of fun foam through my Gear embossing folder and covered it with black and silver paint.

I cut an egg shape from a piece of scrap paper and traced it onto my painted and embossed foam.

I cut out three egg shapes from the foam and added three different colors of Terri Sproul's mixers to each egg.

To add a bit of dimension to my eggs, I added a couple of foam dots to the center of each egg, and ran a line of glue around the outer edges before applying to my card base.

I next die cut my chocolate Easter bunny from the brown Kraft-Core card stock and ran it through my riveted metal embossing folder.  I did the same for the bunny's bow using pink Kraft-Core card stock, and ran that through the diamond plate embossing folder.  

I sanded the embossed (raised) portions of the images and added a bit of Spun Sugar distress ink to the bow, attaching with a glue dot.  I adhered the bunny to the card front, as shown.

I cut out the words "Easter" and "Garden" from the Kraft-Core Seasonal card stock, sanded the raised portions, and added a bit of brown distress ink.  The picture above shows a close-up and side view of the card.  Can you see the dimension?

Supplies used:

5-1/2" x 6-1/2" Ivory card
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Riveted Metal embossing folder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Diamond Plate embossing folder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Gears embossing folder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Easter Elements Bigz die
Terri Sproul's Mixers (Shimmer Citrine)(Shimmer Aquamarine)(Shimmer Purple)
Lil' Davis acrylic paint - Black Metallic Shades
Ranger Adirondack Silver Paint Dabber
Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection card stock (Brown, Pink)
Kraft-Core Seasonal Collection card stock (Easter, Garden)
Prima Craftsman Collection card stock (Architect)
Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)(Vintage Photo)
Kraft foam

I am so glad you decided to stop by today, and I hope you are enjoying the hop.  Below is a link to each of the participating designers, so please be sure to stop by each blog and leave a lovely comment.

Have a wonderful week and a very blessed Easter!



  1. I would love to get this card in the mail! How fun! I've also never seen that Tim Holtz embossing folder - another thing added to the gotta have list!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. my address is......would love that to show ip in my mailbox.
    embossing folders? on felt? awesome!

  3. Very Fun card Barbara, I love it ! xoxo

  4. Love your card Barbara! We are both feeling the bunny love. I like how you created your eggs with craft foamie...pretty ingenious of you to put pop dots behind the middle to get a domed effect. So very eastery steampunk :)

  5. Great card... love all the textures!!!

  6. I love the textures you've achieved! Who knew foam could look metallic!

  7. love it, your use of craft foam and your embossing folders was genius.